The Great Wall of China is estimated to run 3,000 to 5,000 miles reaching across the southern part of the Mongolian plain. Although it is called, “The Great Wall” in some parts it is spaced almost 50 miles apart consisting of several massive structures. In some areas the gaps are filled with mountainous terrain. The wall was built over a span of centuries starting as early as 500 BC. In certain parts the wall rises as high as 29.5 feet. Obviously this piece of architecture was built for protection against the Mongols and other invaders. The massive monument is easily worthy of its “Seven Wonders of the World” status.
Imagine the mountains kissing the grey blue sky. Picture yourself engaging in conversation with the breeze whispering the stories of warriors at the foot of battle. The tales would be limitless if each stone could speak its history on how it became china’s most recognized symbol.
There is no particularly better time to go see the wall. Each season offers different experiences.
The spring time is covered with fresh green vegetation and is not considered a peak season. You are able to roam the stony paths with less interruption. The Summer is bustling and with no pun intended is wall to wall tourists. The mountains are sprinkled with dots of blooming flowers. The wall looks like a giant snake slithering through the mountain range. Fall has mild climates, not as many visitors and is painted with colors of red and orange. While the winter is blistering cold, the wall is dusted with a white snowy scene. This time of year the tourists are scarce. This is the best time to get a full view of the endless slinky stone arrangement.
Beijing is the capital and corner stone of China’s cultural and political voice. This city plays a major role in helping the country become one of the world’s largest and successful economies. It is one of the six ancient cities of China. The city itself holds a wealth of discoveries for a traveler to entertain themselves and is the most popular destination to experience the Great Wall.
From Nashville BNA International airport there are more than ten airlines equipped to fly you to Beijing. It is always more economical to organize your itinerary yourself. However there are numerous travel agencies within the city eager to make your travel plans hassle free. Whenever traveling internationally there are always visas and passports to consider. Make sure you obtain all information and documentation needed before entering another country.
The Great Wall of China has been in existence for centuries. To experience a monument of its magnitude can be life changing. Setting your feet on the stones of history is a gift. It definitely is worthy to be written down as a place to visit in one’s lifetime.
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